Help your children to appreciate and accept their bodies by promoting positive body image. Learn why this is such an important issue, and what you can do to cultivate happy, healthy young people.
As parents, we have the power to make a considerable difference to the way our children think and feel about their bodies. Listen to Dr Weston’s top tips to help your child cultivate a positive body image.
We know that effective communication between parent and child can promote better life satisfaction among young people. By having regular little chats, we invest in our children’s digital resilience and hopefully shape their thinking too! Here is a list of questions you can dip into from time to time to kickstart these important conversations.
It’s important that our children understand how they should behave online and why it’s so important. Discuss your digital values as a family, using this resource as a guide.
In this podcast, Dr Charlotte Markey discusses how parents can help their children, particularly girls, navigate puberty, social media and relationships, whilst maintaining a positive body image.
Dr Weston takes you through some of the most important evidence-based facts parents need to know about young people’s use of pornography.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Clarissa Smith about concerns parents have about their teens accessing pornography and they discuss ways to promote healthy sexual development in our young people.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tamsin Ford about her latest research, exploring how parents, teachers and young people can work together to improve young people’s mental health.
Dr Kathy Weston Talks with Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE: How Children and Young People Engage in the Digital World
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Sonia Livingstone, one of the foremost experts on how children and young people engage in the digital world. They discuss screen time, children’s use of smart phones and the place of digital technology in families today.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tracey Wade about the impact of perfectionism on young people. They discuss the potential negative impact of social media on young people’s body confidence and eating habits as well as exploring the warning signs of eating disorders. Professor Wade shares advice on how parents can help to educate children about body image and healthy eating habits.